Saturday, December 12, 2015

Snowmen and Candy Canes...Cupcake Inspirations Challenge #340~Poppy, Sky, White, Merry Monday #183~Candy Canes, Freshly Made Sketches #216

Hello!

Has it been a week since I last posted? Oh. My. Stars!  I've been frantically making Christmas cards and wrapping up the Advent Countdown for my niece and nephew. I'm *nearly* done...nearly! My husband's been in Austria since Tuesday (work-related), so I'm glad to have these projects to keep my mind off being on my ownsome.  I'll be immensely happy when  he's back home; Austria's significantly further than his typical jaunts...I miss him, and so does his stable of bikes *grin*

Anyway, today my wonderfully talented DT and I invite you join us in Cupcake Inspirations Challenge #340~Poppy, White, Sky.  Isn't this little snowman, surrounded by snowballs, quite the dapper fellow?  Do you see the pretty candy cane in the background?  The holly and berries on the right? Festive yummy-ness, indeed!  I'm amazed at what people can do with icing....truly amazed.


Snowmen are on the stage with my first card. You've seen this Purple Onion gem before but what makes it new for me is using my Primacolour pencils. My small set doesn't include a 'sky' blue, so I tried my best to use a light touch with 'true blue'.  Still plenty to learn about shading, light sources and so on. I opted for pencils rather than the Chameleons to practice precisely those things...


My second card - because that candy cane cupcake was waving for some inspiration-attention - is also coloured with pencils. The wee ornaments are sporting a coat of stickles, so there's some shimmer to be seen, in real life. 


NOTE:  Thrilled to be selected for an Honourable Mention at Merry Monday! THANK YOU!

Our sponsor for this challenge is Stamp and Create with a generous gift of 2 Wags N Whiskers digi images to the lucky winner.



YOUR TURN!  Bring out your poppy, sky and white and join us in Cupcakes Inspirations Challenge #340 gallery.  Looking forward to seeing how these colours inspired you!

My candy cane card is heading to:
Freshly Made Sketches #216 

and  Merry Monday #183~Candy Canes


Hope you're feeling the joy of the season and that your festive spirit is glowing.  Thank you for sharing some of your precious time with me!





22 comments:

  1. These are darling! Really lovin' the snowmen!

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  2. Oh my gosh, I am blown away with your post today Carol!! :) I just love your snowmen...so cute!! Perfect take on the colors too!! I have enjoyed working with you on this team my friend and I'm sure I'll be seeing you in blogland! HUGS

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  3. Your trio of snowmen is so adorable and the coloring is fabulous on both cards!

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  4. Hi my friend! Oh my...how I love your snowmen...so cute and those candy canes...good enough to eat.Two fabulous cards....but would expect no less form you! Hope hubby is winging his way home to you.....crafting with no distractions!!...BLISS. Hope your week is a good one...glad to hear the to do list is nearly done...so is mine!...but still the cake to do!!!!!!!!!

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  5. Fabulous colouring on both cards! Biiiig cyber ((hugs)) for you to keep you some warm fuzzies while hubby is away.

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  6. LOve them!!! OH I think I hear them singing!!! Darling, dahling... xxx
    =]

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  7. Your candy canes are so pretty with the bough & ornaments! Thanks for playing Merry Monday!

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  8. Love your pretty coloured candy cane arrangement.

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  9. Darling cards, my friend. Loving the candy canes.

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  10. You are back -finally! I missed your awesome creations! That snowman card is the cutest and so perfect for the inspiration picture! Beautifully colored, too! And your candy cane card is so elegant. Like the little strip of silver scallops peeking out!

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  11. Adorable snowmen card--beautifully colored! Super sweet candy cane card--pretty layers! Wow--Austria! I'm sure he's anxious to get back to you, too!

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  12. I can just hear those cute snowmen singing, Carol. Walkin' in a winter wonderland. I'm loving those candy canes backed with pine branches. You and your Prismas are doing good work.

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  13. Just darling cards!! Your coloring on both of them is just amazing! I adore those sweet little snowmen!! ((Hugs))

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  14. Your snowman card is so adorable! I love the candy canes too. =0)
    Happy Holidays! Sandy

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  15. EEEEE! Your snowmen are AMAZING! Your coloring is just perfect on both cards!

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  16. What gorgeous carolling snowmen, Carol ... they're just so cute ... and so beautifully coloured! Your candy cane bouquet is fabulously festive ... and deliciously shimmery with the silver baubles and scalloped strip! Hugs, Anita :)

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  17. Eek! Those snowmen are adorable!!

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  18. Darling little snowguys! I bet they are channelling the Three Tenors.
    x Asha

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  19. I love Purple Onion stamps although somehow I don't have any in my stash - yet. haha Love the pencil work. You're so clever! Beautiful cards. :)

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  20. Wonderful cards Carol! The snowmen are absolutely adorable and the candy cane perfectly sweet! Lovely coloring.

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  21. Two fabulous and gorgeous cards Miss Carol. Sorry to be so late in commenting. Want to start the new year off up to date! Wishing you a very Happy New Year!

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  22. Pretty card, Carol! Love the snowmen. - Eva -

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